Bias

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Bias

1. In statistics, a circumstance leading to inaccurate results because of conscious or unconscious manipulation of data. Bias is anything that reduces the randomness of the sample being tested.

2. Anything that affects a decision other than facts. For example, a company may be disinclined to expand into an area of town because it is perceived as dangerous, whether or not it actually is. Bias is thought to reduce efficiency. See also: Behavioral economics.
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Their model suggests that the reverse bias in baseball may be a consequence of the relatively low commission in comparison to horseracing.
4 where current at reverse bias and the rectification is tremendously bigger than that of the ones formed upon chemical or physical constructions.
The AUIRGDC0250 also features positive VCE(on) temperature coefficient and optimized square reverse bias safe operating area (RBSOA).
Improperly installed batteries, hot-plug transients, faulty connections, and reversible third party USB chargers can all generate a dangerous reverse bias or reverse transient situation as well as over-voltage spikes.
This achievement has made JinkoSolar the first company that passed both forward and reverse bias voltage tests under 85 Degrees Celsius/85% relative humidity, and was awarded with "Anti-PID" certificate at this condition by TUV-SUD.
The family of IGBTs also features an optimized square reverse bias safe operating area (RBSOA), and up to 175xC maximum operating temperature.
Reverse bias blocking protects a portable device from damage caused by multiple power sources supplied simultaneously.
The devices also help protect against damage caused by reverse bias and negative transient events, resulting in protection for sensitive IC's against hot-plug transients, reverse battery, and other negative bias conditions up to -30V DC.